Every day, millions of drivers take to the road with all manner of things on their mind: getting to work on time, meeting up with a friend, picking up their kids from school, or simply enjoying a scenic drive. But nobody leaves their home expecting to get in a car accident.
Despite what we all know about safety behind the wheel, many of us still make mistakes while driving, such as speeding, texting, or cutting someone off. Most of the time, these mistakes are small and easy to correct. But once in a while, small errors in judgment result in serious consequences.
Whether you have been the victim of someone else’s mistake behind the wheel, or fear you may be partly to blame for a car accident, the actions you take in the moments after your car accident can make all the difference down the road. The steps listed below are critical to preserving your rights after suffering a car accident case. These steps will also play a big role in easing the car accident’s impact on your future life.
What to Do When You’ve Been in a Car Accident in San Diego
If you are involved in a car accident, here are the immediate steps you should take:
- Move your vehicle off the road, if possible
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash
- Call the police
- Exchange phone number and insurance information with other drivers (but do not give information about your license or registration or allow them to be photographed)
- Take photos of any injuries, as well as of damage to your vehicle, the other vehicle and any property that may have been damaged. (This includes dents in guard rails, skid marks on the road, etc.)
- Get contact information from any witnesses (but do not give your contact information)
- Seek medical treatment, and keep a record of what your doctor says and all costs involved
- Don’t speak to the at-fault drivers insurance company
- Consider hiring an accident attorney
If you have been the victim of an accident that was not your fault, you deserve to be compensated for the personal injuries and property damage that you have suffered. To ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve, call Jordon Harlan for a free, no-obligation consultation of your case.
One Accident Can Cause Multiple Pain Points
After you’ve suffered injury from a car accident or other type of accident, the days and weeks that follow can be incredibly stressful. Along with the physical pain you may be experiencing, there is the frustrating process of waiting to hear from your doctor about how long your recovery will take. There is the anxiety of wondering how taking time off work will impact your job and your family. The other party’s insurance company may be calling you or even asking for recorded statements about the accident.
On top of everything, there are the financial bills that seem to multiply every day. For some accident victims, the fear of high co-pays prevents them from getting the medical attention they need. For others, their own insurance company may delay or even refuse to cover their treatment. As the bills begin to pile up,
When you are the victim of an accident that was not your fault, you deserve to receive financial compensation that covers the costs of your medical treatment and reimburses not only your expenses, but also the income you’ve lost.
However, going through the legal process alone can mean stress during the time you should be spending on recovery. Instead of delaying your healing, get the support you need from an attorney whose experience goes way beyond the trial room.
Get An Attorney Who Understands
Along with a proven track record of trying cases to verdict, accident attorney Jordon Harlan has driven and rode along the same roads as you. His keen understanding of accident victims’ pain and frustration motivates him to arbitrate skillfully on behalf of clients in your position, making sure that insurance providers honor your policy and that the at-fault party in your car accident bears responsibility for their actions.
Jordon will fight to make sure that your legal rights are honored and you receive fair compensation for everything you have been through. In addition to his trial expertise, Jordon can mediate your situation with medical care providers. Whether it means working with your insurance provider to get the coverage you deserve, or persuading the hospital to hold off their payment demands until you’ve received your settlement, Jordon’s help will preserve your peace of mind as you navigate the complexities of the healthcare system.
By focusing on your healing, you will be able to get back on your feet and back to your life as quickly as possible. Contact Jordon today and start your road to recovery.
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“I was hit by a drunk driver and my car was totaled. Because there were other injured parties, it was difficult to get the insurance company to cover my medical bills and other losses. Suffering from severe pain while trying to navigate insurance claims and medical bills left me feeling extremely vulnerable and overwhelmed. I was referred to Jordon through a friend. He communicated with me regularly and made sure I always understood what was happening. Jordon negotiated a settlement that would otherwise have taken years due to the other parties involved. I had never needed an attorney before, but if I ever do again, I’ll call Jordon.”